The Day After ÖtillÖ – How the body recovers

WoW, what a race.

Tough conditions and challenging elements, just like it should be. ÖtillÖ really presented itself from its best side, the raw beautiful nature!

And still we saw sub-8 hour times!

But how does +75 km of fighting in these harsh conditions affect the body, and what should you think about when trying to recover?

Apart from pizza and beer, there are some quick tips to have in mind, especially if you are a bit older.

Have a read below and remember that there are no short-cuts in the recovery process, which is highly individual.

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP). “How the body recovers from an ultramarathon.” Science daily, 18         February 2016. 

Ultramarathon runners can expect an approximate five-to-seven-day subjective recovery post race, according to research presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Sacramento, Calif. The study also looked at factors that affect physical recovery and a runner’s ability to return to full running speed after participation in an ultramarathon.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160218062221.htm

(Full study can be found here http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2016.1183808 )

/The WoS Team

2017 Swimrun Equipment Test Results – WETSUITS

Wetsuits are arguably the most important piece of equipment in swimrun training and racing. It should provide good buoyancy, keep you warm in the water but also be easy to run in on land and to ventilate or ‘cab down’ (fold down the upper part) in hot conditions. This is the major difference compared to regular triathlon or open water wetsuits, only used for swimming. A good swimrun wetsuit should align itself properly with the body but we all have different needs and are individually shaped in different ways, e.g., have different body types; mesomorphic, endomorphic or ectomorphic. It can therefor be challenging to find a good wetsuit with a proper fit.

Different body types require different type of fits

 

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Epilogue: Stockholm Archipelago Ultraswimrun Challenge (SAUC) – The adventure of a lifetime!

– Within us all lives an adventurer. You just have to let him out.

The seed for swimrun adventures was planted already in 2009 when I started to train for my first ÖtillÖ race. Not really knowing how to prepare for this new challenge, my partner and I did as the originals, swimrun-exploring the islands in and around our summer-house along the course.

Overlooking the ÖtillÖ course.
Overlooking the ÖtillÖ course.

These training explo’s grew longer and later transformed into regular ultraswimrun adventures.

The conquering of the archipelago had just begun.

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Worlds first ever swimrun adventure in Lofoten?

Are you tired of sitting down behind that desk? Are you looking for that top ten adventure to tick off on your bucket list?

Team Ultraswimrun, pioneers in the adventure and multi-day swimrun discipline, packed their wetsuits and took off for a long weekend in Lofoten, one of the most beautiful and scenic places Norway has to offer.

Over several days, Johanna, Anders and Fredrik from the team explored what Lofoten has to offer, swimrunning and trailrunning their way through this rough mountain-archipelago terrain. Having just returned from this epic adventure Johanna and Anders from the team had this to say: Continue reading “Worlds first ever swimrun adventure in Lofoten?”